Religion of Peace proponents in Pope assassination plot (UPDATED)

It’s just so uncharacteristic of the Muslim faith to target Christians… don’tcha know:

Police have arrested five suspected Islamist terrorists, working as street cleaners in London, over an alleged plan assassinate the Pope.

The men were arrested during raids at 5.45am at a rubbish depot in central London based on an intelligence tip off received overnight.

The suspects, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50 were arrested by officers from Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

They are said to be from a variety of nationalities including a number of Algerian origin.

The depot where they worked is less than a mile from Hyde Park where the Pope was due to hold a prayer vigil tomorrow evening.

As street cleaners they would have been able to move relatively freely and inconspicuously through the London crowds.

Westminster City Council said the men worked for Veolia Environmental Services, a contractor which employs 650 on-street staff to keep Westminster’s streets clean and free from rubbish.

The men have been taken to a central London police station where they will be interviewed by detectives.

And likely released soon thereafter since I’m sure someone is already looking into how their rights to practice their faith and that faith’s dogmas, to include killing innocents and especially those of the Christian persuasion, have been violated.

Nothing to see here folks… move along.

UPDATE:  “And likely released soon thereafter”:

Six men arrested on suspicion of being terrorists during Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United Kingdom have been freed without charges, Scotland Yard spokesman Alan Crockford said Sunday morning.

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